How to Restore Your Yahoo Contacts Easily to Your iPhone

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Do you still use Yahoo Mail and want to sync your Yahoo contacts with your iPhone? Don’t worry, we can help! Restoring Yahoo contacts to your iPhone is relatively easy and only requires a few steps.

First, you’ll need to export your Yahoo contacts in the .csv format. To do this, log into your Yahoo account and click on “Contacts” at the top of the page. Next, click on “Actions” on the left side of the screen and select “Export.” From there, choose “CSV for Windows/Outlook Express (Windows)” as the format option and click “Export Now.” Save the file somewhere on your computer where it will be easy to find later.

Now that you have exported your contacts as a .csv file, it needs to be converted into a vCard (.vcf) format in order for it to be imported into an iPhone. There are many online tools that can do this conversion quickly and easily; one example is After you have uploaded the exported .csv file onto this website, all you need to do is wait for it to download in vCard (.vcf) format.

The last step is actually importing these contacts onto your iPhone. To do this, make sure that iCloud is enabled on your device – if not, go into Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud and enable it from there by entering in your Apple ID information. Once iCloud is enabled, open the Contacts app (it looks like two silhouettes). At the top of the app window, select “Accounts” and then choose “Add Account… > Other > Add CardDAV Account.” Enter all of your information such as the server address (, the user name (your Apple ID email address), password (Apple ID password), and description (this can be anything). Make sure that you turn ON both Contacts and Calendar syncing options before hitting save at the top right corner of the page – otherwise, no contacts will be saved or imported! You should now see all of the contacts from your .vcf file appear within seconds!

We hope that this guide was helpful in showing you how to restore Yahoo contacts on an iPhone device! Feel free to leave any questions or comments below if you have any trouble along with way; we would love to help out!

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Retrieving Yahoo Contacts

If you want to get your Yahoo contacts back, you can easily do so by following these steps:
1. Go to the Yahoo Mail app or website and sign in to your account.
2. Click the Contacts icon at the top of the page.
3. Click on the More options icon (three vertical dots).
4. Select Import from the dropdown menu.
5. Next to the company you want to import from, click Import and follow the on-screen prompts to give Yahoo permission to import your contacts.
6. Once you have given permission, Yahoo will begin importing your contacts automatically and you’ll be able to view them in your Contacts list within a few minutes.
7. If you need further assistance with importing your contacts, contact Yahoo customer support for help with any additional issues or questions you may have regarding this process.

Transferring Contacts from Yahoo Mail to a Phone

Getting your contacts from Yahoo Mail to your phone is a fairly simple process. First, you’ll need to export your contacts from Yahoo Mail. To do this, log in to your Yahoo Mail account and click on the Contacts icon. From here, select “Export” and choose the file format you want to use for your exported contacts (generally it’s best to use vCard or VCF). Then save the file somewhere on your computer or flash drive.

Next, you’ll need to convert the exported contacts from Yahoo into a format that’s compatible with your phone. For Android devices, this means converting the exported Yahoo contacts into vCard (VCF) format. You can do this by using an online converter like Zamzar or Microsoft Outlook Contacts Converter.

Finally, once you have downloaded the converted contacts into vCard (VCF) format, you can transfer them onto your Android device. To do this, simply connect your device to your computer and copy the converted file into its internal storage folder or memory card. Once it’s been transferred over, open up the Contacts app on your device and go to “Import/Export” settings. Here you can select “Import from SD card” or “Import from Internal Storage” depending on where you saved the file and follow the instructions given on the screen – this will allow all of your imported contacts to be saved onto your device!

Transferring Yahoo Contacts to iCloud

Getting your Yahoo contacts into iCloud is a straightforward process. First, you’ll need to export your Yahoo contacts as a CSV file. To do this, log into your Yahoo account and go to the Contacts tab. Click the gear icon in the top right corner and select Export Contacts from the drop-down menu. Then, choose Comma Separated Values (Windows) as the type of file you’d like to download.

Once you have your CSV file, you’ll need to convert it into a vCard or VCF file. A vCard is a universal format for electronic contact data and will allow you to easily import your contacts into iCloud. You can use an online converter such as Zamzar or CloudConvert to make this conversion.

Finally, once you have your VCF/vCard file ready, you can import it into iCloud by logging into your iCloud account at and clicking on Contacts in the left sidebar menu. Then click on the cog icon in the bottom left corner and select Import VCF… from the drop-down menu that appears. Select the VCF/vCard file that you previously converted and wait for it to finish importing all of your contacts!

Transferring Email Contacts to a Phone

To transfer your email contacts to your phone, you’ll need to first ensure that your contacts are stored in a compatible format. You can export most email contact lists as a .csv file, which can then be imported into an address book app on your phone like Google Contacts or Contacts+.

Once you have the .csv file, you can import it into your chosen app. In Google Contacts, for example, go to “More” at the bottom of the navigation menu and select “Import.” Choose the CSV file from your computer, then select “Import” again. This should add all of your contacts to the app.

You can also use an online service like iCloud or Outlook to sync contacts between devices. With iCloud, for example, you would open the iCloud website on your computer, click “Contacts,” then click the cog icon at the bottom left of the Contacts window and select “Export vCard.” Transfer this vCard to your phone (for example by emailing it), then open it with a contact-management app like Contacts+ or Google Contacts and import it.

Inability to View Contacts in Yahoo Mail

It is possible that you are not seeing your contacts in Yahoo Mail because you may be logged in with basic authorization (email address and password). Basic authorization does not provide access to contacts, and you will need to use Open Authorization in order to view them.

To use Open Authorization, you will need to delete the Yahoo account from all devices and then read the account with Open Authorization enabled. To do this, open the settings on each device that has a Yahoo account connected and look for the option to log out. Once you are logged out, go back into the settings and add a new Yahoo account. When prompted, select “Open Authorization”, which will allow access to contacts saved in your Yahoo Mail account.

If you have tried this but are still unable to see your contacts, it is possible that they were deleted or moved to another folder. If that’s the case, try searching for them using the search bar at the top of your inbox window. If all else fails, contact customer service for assistance.


In conclusion, Yahoo Contacts is an incredibly useful tool when it comes to managing your contacts and keeping them organized. It allows you to easily import, export, or print contacts from your Yahoo Mail account, as well as convert them into VCF files for use on other applications. Additionally, you can also access your contacts from within the app itself and quickly send messages to any of them. All in all, Yahoo Contacts is an easy-to-use and effective contact management solution that makes staying in touch with your contacts a breeze.

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Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.